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Statement from House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard on Iowa COVID Crisis

“Governor Reynolds’ COVID-19 response is too little and too late.  After ignoring the pandemic and public health guidelines for a month while campaigning, Governor Reynolds has put the State of Iowa in a crisis today.  COVID-19 is overwhelming our health care system and the community spread is the worst it’s ever been. Iowa’s positivity rates have [...]

Statement from House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard on Iowa COVID Crisis

“Governor Reynolds’ COVID-19 response is too little and too late.  After ignoring the pandemic and public health guidelines for a month while campaigning, Governor Reynolds has put the State of Iowa in a crisis today.  COVID-19 is overwhelming our health care system and the community spread is the worst it’s ever been. Iowa’s positivity rates have [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, October 30 – November 5

Iowa saw a record of 18,696 Iowans infected with COVID-19 from October 30 - November 5. A total of 144,142 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Unfortunately, there were 110 more deaths this week. So far, 1,815 Iowans have lost their lives to COVID-19.    Iowa hospitals continue to see a surge in COVID [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, October 23 – October 29

Another 10,939 Iowans were infected with COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa has confirmed 32,000 cases of COVID since the beginning of October. Unfortunately, there were 97 more deaths this week. Iowa has seen 349 COVID deaths since just the beginning of October.   Iowa hospitals have also seen a surge in COVID cases reaching [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, October 16 – October 22

Another 7,752 Iowans were infected with COVID-19 in the past seven days. A total of 110,974 have contracted the virus in Iowa since March. Unfortunately, there were 89 more deaths this week. Iowa has seen a 16% two-week increase in deaths.    Iowa hospitals are seeing a surge in cases as well, with 530 Iowans currently [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, October 9 – October 15

There were another 7,511 Iowans that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa now has a total of 104,552 who have contracted the virus. Unfortunately, there were another 88 more deaths this week. Since March, 1,521 Iowans have died from COVID-19. Sadly, Iowa has now set a new record of 482 hospitalizations due [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, October 1 – October 8

There were another 6,245 Iowans that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa now has a total of 95,857 who have contracted the virus. Unfortunately, there were another 61 more deaths this week. Since March,1,419 Iowans have died from COVID-19.    Sadly, Iowa has now set a new record of 449 hospitalizations due [...]

Clinton County Residents Now Eligible Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Individuals in Clinton County impacted by the August derecho are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Any Clinton County resident who lost their job due to the Derecho can now apply for the assistance including self-employed business owners and farmers.  Iowa Workforce Development is now accepting applications for DUA from Clinton County individuals whose employment [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, September 25 – October 1

Another 6,265 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa now has a total of 89,612 who have contracted the virus. There were 59 more deaths this week and sadly, there have been 1,358 Iowans who have died from COVID-19.    For the first time since May 13, Iowa Department of Public Health [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, September 18 – September 24

here were another 6,379 Iowans who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. A total of 83,347 Iowans have tested positive for the virus so far. 1,299 have died from COVID-19. An average of 6 Iowans per day die of COVID. Statewide, hospitalizations inched back up to 305 Iowans.    Nationally, we reached a [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, September 11 – September 17

Another 5,012 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. A total of 76,968 Iowans have tested positive for the virus so far, and 1,248 have died from COVID-19.    Polk, Johnson, and Story Counties make up for 38.3% of new COVID cases. According to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Iowa had 151 [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, September 3 – September 10

Another 5,157 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa has the sixth-highest COVID-19 positivity rate and the third-highest number of new infections per capita in the country, according to the latest White House coronavirus task force report. Unfortunately there were another 71 deaths this week, bringing the total to 1,205.   Since [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, August 27- September 3

A record 7,431 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. This week saw another new positive case high at 2663 cases on August 28th. Iowa also saw a 57% increase of positive COVID cases this week compared to two weeks ago.   Unfortunately there were another 55 additional deaths this week, bringing the [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, August 21- August 27

A record 5,538 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. This week Iowa saw the single highest positive day of new cases with 1,475. Iowa also saw a 33% jump in positive COVID cases this week compared to last week.    There were sadly 62 additional deaths this week, bringing the total to [...]

Linn County Residents Now Eligible for Additional Storm Recovery Assistance

Federal Assistance Grants Residents of Linn County can now apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program, which provides disaster-affected homeowners, renters, and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses, and legal services. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, August 14- August 20

Another 3,695 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. There were also sadly, 58 additional deaths this week, bringing the total to 1012 deaths. 1 of 59 Iowans have tested positive COVID-19.   There are currently 300 patients hospitalized with the virus, up from 258 one week ago. IDPH reports five Iowa counties [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, August 7- August 13

Iowa had another 2,994 cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days. And sadly, there were another 48 deaths this week, bringing the total to 954 deaths.    More than 50,000 Iowans have now tested positive for COVID since the virus started spreading in Iowa. In the last two months, Iowa is starting to see about [...]

Disaster Recovery Assistance & Information

Many Iowans are still recovering from the aftermath of the Derecho.  There are a variety of resources available in the State of Iowa to help you recover from a loss of shelter, food and water, or belongings. Using the resources below, you’ll find out how to apply for a post-disaster grant, work with a case manager [...]

Weekly Coronavirus Update, July 31- August 6

The seven day COVID case total for Iowa was 3,363 cases. Unfortunately, with 52 additional deaths this week, there have now been 906 Iowans who have passed away due to COVID-19 in the past five months.    Since March, 47,141 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19. And in the month of July there were 15,533 positive [...]

STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON GOVERNOR’S RECENT CHANGES TO SCHOOL GUIDANCE 

Statement from State Rep. Sharon Steckman, Member of House Education Committee and retired teacher “House Democrats believe there is nothing more important than ensuring our students, teachers, and support staff can return to school in a safe and healthy environment.  The Governor has made a difficult situation worse by failing to recognize that her one size [...]

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